Staff Policies and Procedures Manual
C. Payroll Information
3. Inclement weather
Each incident of bad weather will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Generally, the college will not close due to most weather related incidents. Each employee should make decisions about his/her own personal safety in such cases. If the college is open, but circumstances require that an employee return to or remain at home, the employee should be encouraged to do so. Both vacation time or the option of unpaid leave are available to employees under those conditions. The college's policy regarding remaining open is not intended to encourage or require staff to take unnecessary risks.
When the college does not officially close
Unless notified in accordance with the procedures below, the college will be open and employees will be expected to use their best judgment as to whether or not they can safely come to work. Employees who decide to stay home must notify their supervisor of their decision and must use vacation time, other paid credits, or request unpaid leave for the time.
When employees are unavoidably late during severe weather conditions but have made a reasonable effort to arrive at work on time, they will be paid for the entire day of work.
When the college officially closes
Any decision to officially close will be made by the President, or in his/her absence one of the other Vice Presidents, or in their absence another member of the senior staff. A closure is reported to the local radio stations by the Director of Public Affairs, and the Switchboard would also be notified. In the absence of such notification, employees should assume that the college is open.
Employees will be paid for any hours worked during the closure. For safety reasons, some staff will be expected to report to work even during a closure. Employees should consult with their supervisor in advance to determine if their position is one that is expected to report for work.
last revised: 2/13/2012
last reviewed: 3/15/2013